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I've read the book and seen the miniseries. I remember the Cold War. I've known people who worked in intelligence during that era. I'm not all that keen on seeing the new movie. Maybe the reviewers were all wrong, but it didn't seem to capture the era, the paranoia and the importance. Your review makes this version sound more like art and less like a proper element of the genre. There's a reason movies about Superman or The Hulk as a human being never quite work.

Maybe I'll watch the old miniseries or download some Le Carre on my Kindle. Maybe I'll read or watch Charlie Muffin again. It was closer in spirit.

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